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The Declining Trend of Sorghum Production in South Africa

Post estimates that the decreasing trend in sorghum production in South Africa will continue in the 2018/19 MY. South Africa moved from being a net exporter of sorghum to a net importer of sorghum in the past 10 years as producers preferred to plant more profitable crops. Sorghum imports are expected to increase by 17 percent in the 2018/19 MY too reached 70,000 tons. In the 2017/18 MY, Post estimates South Africa will import 60,000 tons of sorghum, 7 percent higher than the 55,824 tons imported in the 2016/17 MY. The United States is the major supplier of sorghum to South Africa.